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Re: Possibly erroneous "device not present" message during boot




Richard Owlett wrote:
...
> I don't know how many times I've *MIS*read that last sentence ;<
> Mentally I was correcting non-existent typos, thus totally garbling it.
> I just spent several hours wandering thru grub files and loosely related 
> documentation.
> I've ended up at
> www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#Multi_002dboot-manual-config
> which says "Currently autogenerating config files for multi-boot 
> environments depends on os-prober and has several shortcomings. ..."
> I also discovered there that placing a customized grub in its own 
> partition is not only possible, but recommended in some situations. I 
> had read somewhere that that option had expired with grub-legacy. That, 
> although taking much time to understand, will solve a *MESS* of grub 
> problems for me ;/

  i hope so.  :)

  for me the conceptual trouble started ages ago
when i thought that "update-grub" and os-prober would
go out and find all the other little grubs and get
them all in sync.

  my most recent round of grubismo dealing with the
USB stick educated me a little about that misconception
and helped me figure out the custom menu entry and
chain loading.

  as usual, i still have much to learn...


  songbird